Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center
303 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

October 8,  2021
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, October 8 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
The Case for Disability Education and Advocacy in Undergraduate Medical Education

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3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Simpson-Querrey Auditorium

The Case for Disability Education and Advocacy in Undergraduate Medical Education

Disability education is an important part of training future physicians to care of people of all backgrounds and abilities to optimize medical outcomes. This 45 minute session will make the case for including disability education in undergraduate medical education, will discuss the lack of disability education around the country, review new and current curriculum for Feinberg students, review the role of medical students in advocating for curricular elements relating to disability, and discuss additional ways to integrate disability education into medical education.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this session, participants will be able to
  • Understand the state of the union for current recommendations for disability curriculum in medical schools
  • Review new and current curriculum that exists for Feinberg students
  • Identify potential additions for future learning and appreciate the role of the medical student advocate in incorporating disability education"

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Leslie Rydberg, MD

Faculty, Northwestern University, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medica
Leslie Rydberg, MDAttending PhysicianAssistant Residency Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical EducationMonika and Henry Betts Medical Student Education ChairShirley Ryan Ability LabAssistant Professor, Physical Medicine and RehabilitationNorthwestern University... Read More →
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Allison Kessler Vear, MD

Attending Physician; Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University; Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
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Elizabeth Adams

Student, Feinberg School of Medicine
Elizabeth Adams is a second-year MD student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She was raised in Roxbury, New Jersey and went on to attend The Ohio State University where she studied psychology. Following her college graduation in 2018, Elizabeth studied triple... Read More →

Trisha Kaundinya

Medical student, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Trisha Kaundinya is a fourth year MD/MPH student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Trisha is the co-Founder and co-President of the Disability Advocacy Coalition in Medicine, a national coalition of health professional trainees dedicated to sustainably dismantling... Read More →

Friday October 8, 2021 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
Simpson-Querrey Auditorium 302 East Superior Street, Chicago IL 60611